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Old 11-05-2005, 04:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Please help me rate this, my budget would be around $1500 and this setup is pretty good for that price i think.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA3800BVBOX - Retail

ASUS A8N-SLI Premium Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

eVGA 256-P2-N527-AX Geforce 7800GTX 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model Thermaltake Silent Purepower W0014RU ATX 480W Power TWINX2048-3200 - Retail

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Also I plan to OC the 3800 to around 2.6 ghz, also the 7800 gtx and maybe the ram. Would I need a higher PSU or a better mobo for OC?

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Old 11-05-2005, 05:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i would go for a DFI SLI mobo or MSI

the corsair XMS series ram isnt that good really, i would go for some OCZ ones. the psu aint that good either, i woudl go with antec truepower 550W power supply. the video card and case is very nice

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Old 11-05-2005, 05:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thats a very nice setup. Although you probably will want a better powersupply and also are you getting a different heatsink or are you just staying with the stock one? Because you willn't overclock that high on stock cooling
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Old 11-05-2005, 08:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies.

I was thinking either of these 2 becuase they are both amd dual core compatible and they are both sli.

GIGABYTE GA-K8N Pro-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

ABIT AN8 SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

Which would be better for OCing?
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Old 11-05-2005, 09:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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actually, even the X2's overclock really well on stock cooling. it should get at least 2.6GHZ.
but aftermarket cooling will get you better overclocks also

although if you do want to overclock, definately do NOIT get the corsair RAM. that will restrict your HTT.
G.Skill with Samsung TCCD's is the best overclocking RAM, OCZ are really good but not as epensive as G.Skill.

and for overclocking, definately a DFI NF4 series motherboard. they're built for overclocking.
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Are the Dfi nf4 series compatible with teh amd dual core processors?
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We wouldn't reccomend them if they weren't.

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